The ten is for the hunks and the director Richard Lemay who really is at the forefront of hunk drama. The sizzling sparks in this film had me gyrating and dancing. Richard Lemay never disappoints. The film is really first rate in terms of production values although the script is a bit of a muddle and left me in the dark but the hunks more than made up for any deficiencies in the story. Twists and turns abound and keep you at the edge of your seat but with so much hunkdom who cares? Having just viewed Richard Lemay's 200 American which I regard as one of the hottest hunk films ever made, <more>
this film more than lives up to Lemay's unflappable ability to cast 100% hunks and that's what makes his films so exciting to watch.
A quiet gem of a film--a moving, realistic, touching portrayal of a flawed family, and how they find their way back to one another in spite of their problems. Lovely message about forgiveness and acceptance--and with big unexpected dollops of humor. The acting is top-notch, particularly Lue McWilliams as a neglectful mom who finally lets herself soften and reach out to her children toward the end of her life, and Karmine Alers as her daughter Laura, filled with resentment and anger, but who lets forgiveness bring her back to her family. LeMay's direction is sure-handed and steady, letting <more>
the story unfold at its own pace and the moments of revelation be believably small, yet still beautifully affecting.
A truly incredible movie. It depicts the real life struggles families face when exposed to the emotional turmoil. Ted & Elliot made an awesome couple and Lilly was stellar with her performance.The emotional roller coaster we go through when a parent is about to pass is one of the worst challenges in life and you hit the realism so close to home with this production.You can almost spin off a NAWC 2 with the on again off again relationship of Ted and Elliot and interweave the marital struggles of Laura. Kudos and hats off to you and what you brought to us in this movie.
Lovely film (by robertpesqueira)
Truly, the only issue I had with this entire movie was some issues with the audio. Sometimes it would cut out in awkward places. That's about it for the negative.I loved the story, and especially the setting. The entire movie is... soothing. It was paced perfectly, the acting was fantastic, and my lord the cinematography. It was beautiful. The music was fitting where it was placed, and the actors all played their characters perfectly. I never once felt like they were simply regurgitating lines from a script. I enjoyed the ending. Melancholy, yet realistic. There was no way Elliott was <more>
going to be with Ted, especially since he never broke off his relationship with Eric. I didn't feel any bitterness, but I certainly did catch the feeling of understanding.Great movie, good story, cute guys.
Better than expected.... It's usually a danger sign when the same person writes, directs, produces a film, but in this case, it worked out well. Good choices of actors too. Elliot and Laura are brother and sister who finally go visit mom, who is in the late stages of cancer. They are surprised to find "Ted" living in the house with her, and part of the plot is figuring out how he fits into the picture. There's a love story or maybe its just a "lust story"... , some family secrets, good times, bad times. The mother did an amazing job as someone realizing her time <more>
is almost up, and wants to connect with their kids before she passes away, and maybe impart some lessons she has learned along the way. Similar to Big Eden, from 2000 ! Family members return to the family home to care for a loved one, meet the locals, make life-changing decisions. Elliot is a little bit schizo, but if everything went smoothly, we wouldn't have much of a plot line. The final voice-over epilogue was a little weird... they probably should have filmed another scene, or maybe it didn't come out as they planned, so they tried to wrap it up with the voice-over. Good story. pretty realistic. Lemay gets credit for not making the characters too campy and predictable.